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PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer - 14T

  • Active/Reserve:Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


A PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator works directly with the PATRIOT launching stations. An important part of the Army's air defense, the PATRIOT missile system can launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets.

Job Duties

  • Place the PATRIOT launching system in the field
  • Operate PATRIOT launcher electronic systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Handle and supply PATRIOT missiles
  • Establish radio and wire communications in the field
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for a PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.  Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Operating PATRIOT technology and rocket systems
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy
  • Helpful Skills

  • Interest in missile and rocket operations
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Interest in electronics
  • Ability to multitask
  • Capable of working as a team member

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Operators & Food (OF): 92
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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